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Grant helps Crook County schools buy instruments


Crook County School District is the recipient of a $6,875 grant award from the U.S. Bank Foundation. Funds will be used to purchase new musical equipment, which will include xylophones, ukuleles and drums for Barnes Butte and Crooked River Elementary students.

“We are proud to support the Crook County School District’s music program to help students become better learners and well-rounded members of society” said Sherry Jones, U.S. Bank District Manager. “We believe that developing brains require a full-range of learning opportunities and playing a musical instrument improves learning, concentration and performance in other subjects.”

Anna Long, Director of Business & Finance says “the district truly appreciates our local partners’ willingness to collaborate with us to address unmet needs. A gift of monetary support provides so much more than funding – it demonstrates a partnership with CCSD and a desire to be involved in programs that make a difference in the lives of students and families.”

According to Cheri Rasmussen, principal at Crooked River Elementary “our Music Instructors are over the top excited about this award and being able to purchase new musical equipment for the students.”

Since 1880, the Crook County Board, administration, staff, students, parents, and community have worked together to ensure high academic achievement, personal growth and exemplary citizenship for all students by establishing a learning system based on performance excellence, continuous improvement, and safe and effective operations.

Crook County School District is an organization with integrity, a model for educational success, and a recognized leader for excellence in helping students dream, learn and succeed. During the 2015-2016 school year, CCSD had 2,969 students enrolled in the district.

U.S. Bank contributes to the strength and health of communities through the U.S. Bank Foundation and Corporate Giving. Total annual funding for both programs reached $53 million in 2015.

Community Possible is the corporate giving and volunteer program at U.S. Bank, focused on the areas of work, home and play. The company invests in programs that provide stable employment, a safe place to call home and a community connected through culture, recreation and play. Philanthropic support through the U.S. Bank Foundation and corporate giving program reached $53 million in 2015. Visit .

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